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Thoracic Spinal Cord Atrophy Due to Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Frederico Carvalho de Medeiros1*, Lucas Alverne Freitas de Albuquerque2 and Cíntia Alvarenga Pereira1
1Frederico Carvalho de Medeiros, Department of Neurology, Santa Casa Hospital of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2Lucas Alvernia Freitas de Albuquerque, Department of Neurosurgery, Santa Casa Hospital of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Corresponding Author : Frederico Carvalho de Medeiros
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Received August 06, 2014; Accepted September 06, 2014; Published September 08, 2014
Citation: Medeiros FC, Albuquerque LAF, Pereira CA (2014) Thoracic Spinal Cord Atrophy Due to Vitamin B12 Deficiency. J Neurol Disord 2:i101. doi: 10.4172/2329-6895.1000i101
Copyright: © 2014 Medeiros FC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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